Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p375


Volume 1, Page 375

how Benoni, s. of the runagate scholar, Nathaniel Eaton, was under his
care. He was deac. and d. 18 Aug. 1671, by nuncup. will made that
day, gave B. Eaton a field, and left small est. to his friends, Mitchell, and
Oakes's childr.

    CHESLEY, PHILIP, Dover 1642, by w. Elizabeth had Thomas, b. a. 1644;
Philip, 1616; Esther; Mary; and Elizabeth After 1661 he had sec. w.
Sarah, and prob. third, Joanna, in 1673; and was liv. 1685. Esther m.
John Hall; and Mary m. Ralph Hall. PHILIP, Dover, s. of the preced.
was constable 1695. His will of 18 Dec. in that yr. names w. Sarah, s.
Samuel, James, Philip, and Ebenezer. He had also Hannah. A former
w. was Elizabeth wid. of Philip Cromwell, d. of Thomas Leighton. His
eldest s. capt. Samuel, of Durham, had serv. much, as a good soldier,
bef. he was k. by the Ind. 17 Sept. 1707. Belkn. I. 168, 74, 6. THOMAS,
Dover, s. of Philip the first, m. 22 Aug. 1663, Elizabeth Thomas, had
Thomas, b. 4 June 1664; John; George; Joseph; Elizabeth; Sarah; Susanna;
and Mary; and was k. by the Ind. 15 Nov. 1667. Belkn. I. 72.

    CHESTER, JOHN, Wethersfield, s. of Leonard, m. Feb. 1654, Sarah,
of Gov. Thomas Welles, had Mary, b. 23 Dec. 1634; John, 10 June
1656; Sarah, 11 Nov. 1657; Stephen, 26 May 1659; Thomas, 23 Mar.
1662; Samuel, 23 May 1664; Prudence, 10 Dec. 1666; and Eunice,
17 May 1668; freem. 1658, rep. 1676, and oft. after, was a capt. and d.
23 Feb. 1698; and his wid. d. 16 Dec. foll. JOHN, Charlestown, m.
30 June 1663, Elizabeth Pitman. LEONARD, Watertown 1633,
s. of John of Blaby, Co. Leicester, by Dorothy, sis. of famous
Thomas Hooker
, had prob. brot. w. Mary, of whose parentage some
diversity of opinion aris. Bond, 736, calls her Nevill, but Chester's will
that had not been seen by him, speaks of his f. Wade, and yet Goodwin,
in his geneal. of the fam. p. 8, quotes an authority that calls her wid.
Wade, d. of Nicholas Sharpe, and, in my guess, it may be that she was
wid. of Sharpe, and d. of Wade. He bad John, b. 3 Aug. 1635 at
Watertown, but had left his w. there, while he went to look out for the
desira. region, to wh. next yr. his uncle Hooker and Gov. Haynes rem.
Wild tradit. makes this s. the first white ch. b. in the town of Wethers-
field, where, we may be sure, no Eng. ch. was b. for many mos. later.
Other ch. were Dorcas, b. at the new settlem. 1 Nov. 1637, wh. m. 12
Nov. 1656, the sec. Rev. Samuel Whiting; Stephen, 3 Mar. 1639, wh.
d. unm. 23 Apr. 1705; Mary, 15 Jan. 1611, d. unm. at 28 yrs.; Prudence,
16 Feb. 1643, m. 30 Dec. 1669, Thomas Russell of Charlestown;
Eunice, 15 June 1646, m. 25 Feb. 1673, the sec. Richard Sprague, and
d. 27 May 1676; and Mercy, 14 Feb. 1647, d. unm. at 22 yrs. The f.
d. 11 Dec. 1648, aged 38 or 9; and his wid. m. not bef. 1655, Hon.
Richard Russell of Charlestown, and d. 30 Dec. 1688, near. 80 yrs. old.
SAMUEL, New London, 1663, mariner, was also a compet. surveyor; had